8 miles
Distance
1,036 ft
Climb
-2,102 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This route is the recommended Mount Helena Ridge ride for the 2018 season, due to construction on West Main Street. It stays on the Ridge all the way to the Mount Helena City Park, and descends the north side via Diretissima Trail and Prairie Trail. Please be alert for hikers and dog walkers in this popular park.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Mount Helena Ridge - 2018 Construction Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,066 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,150 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,216 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,150 ft
  • Grade
    -2.453%
  • Grade max
    -43.372%
  • Grade min
    33.732%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,341 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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